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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:35 pm 
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Ok, am slowly building a paludarium for some more dart frogs. Am planning on having a large water section and was wondering about keeping shrimp in it.

My questions are, what is a hardy species, and are they colourfull or just dull ones? I liked the look of cherry shrimp on fleabay. Also, will I need to heat the water, or is room temp ok.

Chris


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hi chris,

cherry shrimp are probably your best bet as they are amongst the easiest shrimp to keep and fairly colourful.

They survive at temps from 10 degrees up to 28 degrees but breed best between 20 and 22 degrees I'd say.

I have made a guide on all the aquatic feeders I keep (including shrimp), alot that applies to water fleas applies to shrimp too so well worth reading my guide on daphnia

short section on shrimp is at bottom...

http://daphniaguide.bravehost.com

Ps: there is a possibility that your frogs will eat the shrimp, also shrimp only live for a year or so so you really want to get them breeding and then add shrimp to the frogs with a seperate breeding colony of shrimp incase some get eaten


Edit: just relaized my site really needs updating, forgot to mention that sand gives far better breeding results than gravel and shallow water of 10 cm is better than deep water.


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:22 pm 
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Tom,

Very helpful response- thankyou. Frogs eating the shrimps is not an issue as 1: too big a prey item for dart frogs, and 2: silly as it sounds, dart frogs dont like water very much and are generally not great swimmers!!!

Out of interest, do you sell excess stock of yours?!


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i do yes but the cherry shrimp I have are not as red as some of the red cherry shrimp beeing sold on Ebay.
There is basically a really red form and the normal form of cheery shrimp.

If you are interested I sell 10 medium sized shrimp for 7 pounds plus 5 pounds postage.

I would personally recommend the red form though if you in it for the visual appeal, I got the normal form as I wanted to breed them as feeder food at the time.


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Cool, thanks for all advice. Will keep you in mind, although as you said, might go for the brighter form.

Do you have pics of your setups? Might have a setup to breed as well as in tank.


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this is all I've got at the moment. You can kind of see what I have. This is basically the bottom bit of my old hamster cage, filled with a bit of aquarium sand ,plants and a cocnut hide



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Cool, very simple then. No need for pump, air stone or anything?


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oh no definetely not.

pump would be detrimental if you ask me. Shrimp basically are a pump themselves, they do all the cleaning, don't let the pump nick all their food ;)

I change a bit of water every couple of months, thats fine.

Although it is true that they are quite sensitive to bad water conditions it would take a massive colony of shrimp a long time to pollute the water themselves as they produce very little waste.

An air pump might encourage better breeding results but normally you only need a an airpump if you have got a tall aquarium with alot of water and not much surface area.


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